Sophia Chiaureli (Georgian: სოფიკო ჭიაურელი; 21 May 1937 – 2 March 2008), professionally known as Sofiko Chiaureli, was a Soviet Georgian actress. Thought to be the muse of filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, she played a significant role in the 20th century Georgian theater and was associated with the country's two most prominent theaters, the Rustaveli Theatre (1964–1968) and Marjanishvili Theatre (1960–1964, 1968–2008).
Chiaureli in 1987
|Died||2 March 2008 (aged 70)|
|Citizenship||USSR → Georgia|
|Alma mater||Theatre and Film university|
Sofiko Chiaureli was born in Tbilisi. Her parents were the film director Mikheil Chiaureli and the actress Veriko Anjaparidze. She graduated from the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and moved back to Tbilisi. In 1975 she was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.
- Daughter of Mikheil Chiaureli (Georgian film director) and Veriko Anjaparidze (Georgian actress).
- Cousin of Georgi Daneliya (Georgian and Russian film director)
- Former sister-in-law of Eldar Shengelaya.
- Mother of Nikoloz Shengelaya.
- Khevsurian Ballad (Хевсурская баллада, 1966) as Mzeqala
- Sayat Nova (Цвет граната, 1968) as young poet / poet's love / poet's muse / mime / angel / crazy nun
- Don't Grieve (Не горюй!, 1969) as Sofiko
- Natvris khe (Древо желания, 1976) as Pupala
- Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (Приключения Али-Бабы и сорока разбойников, 1979) as Zamira, mother of Ali Baba
- Look for a Woman (Ищите женщину, 1983) as Alisa Postic
- Vacation of Petrov and Vasechkin, Usual and Incredible (Каникулы Петрова и Васечкина, обыкновенные и невероятные, 1984) as grandmother of Manana
- The Legend of Suram Fortress (Легенда о Сурамской крепости, 1985) as Old Vardo
- Million in the wedding basket as (Миллион в брачной корзине, 1985) as Valeria
- Ashug-Karibi (Ашик-Кериб, 1988) as Mom